Dr. Michelle Ferrier

  • Associate Dean for Innovation
  • Ohio University/Scripps College of Communication

Ferrier is the associate dean for innovation, research/creative activity and graduate studies in the Scripps College of Communication at Ohio University. Ferrier is vice president of Journalism That Matters and is active in research around the evolving media ecosystem and curriculum change. Her current research agenda includes media entrepreneurship and the Media Deserts Project that examines places where fresh news and information are lacking. She is the chief instigator behind “Create or Die” the media entrepreneurship startup events hosted by Journalism That Matters in June 2010 and June 2011. A former media entrepreneur, newspaper columnist and online community manager, Ferrier holds a doctoral degree from the University of Central Florida in online communities, online learning and new media technologies, a master’s degree from the University of Memphis in journalism and a bachelor of science degree in journalism from the University of Maryland, College Park.